Allan Patel of Kings Park owns 12 small businesses on Long Island — and five of them are smoke shops. With a statewide ban on flavored electronic cigarettes and nicotine e-liquids now in effect, Mr. Patel said his two smoke shops on the North Fork will be hit hard. READ
Danielle Good of Riverhead said last Tuesday that she has loved watching her 7-year-old son come home and tell her about his first few days of second grade at Aquebogue Elementary School. She’s been looking forward to one day watching him graduate from Riverhead High School, her alma mater. (more…)
State officials are asking New Yorkers to weigh in on the next official license plate design.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a statewide survey Monday that asks residents to choose their favorite of five proposed designs. (more…)
The New York State Attorney General’s office said Thursday it has expanded a lawsuit previously filed in Suffolk County Supreme Court against the makers of opioid narcotics to include members of the Sackler family, whose company, Purdue Pharma, manufactures Oxycontin. READ
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday told the U.S. Secretary of Commerce that the state will sue the Department of Commerce and fishery regulatory bodies if changes aren’t made to the fluke quota, which he says hurt New York’s economy and commercial fishing families.
The state will bring free disaster preparedness training to Riverhead Town Hall on Aug. 14 to teach locals how to handle emergencies. READ
A group of parks and transportation improvement advocates recently called attention to a lack of state spending on sidewalks and bicycle lanes and trails in Suffolk and Nassau counties, saying the region lags behind the rest of the state.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office decided to launch a statewide public awareness campaign in Riverhead called “Talk2Prevent” as state officials are impressed by the teamwork between the school district, police department and community groups to combat underage drinking and substance abuse, especially during the prom and graduation season.